French Palmiers are crispy little treats that are made in no time. They are a perfect dessert that requires minimal ingredients and always tastes great. And if you like simple apple desserts, make sure to check out my Healthy Baked Apples, Apple Hand Pies and Russian Sharlotka Cake.
French Palmiers with Apple and Cinnamon
I absolutely adore baking with puff pastry. It is so versatile and whatever ingredient you want to put in there, it will always taste great.
Today’s recipe is a very simple, super delicious, goes really fast and uses my favorite puff pastry.
Lately, I’ve been exploring more and more French recipes and stumbled across this simple Palmiers recipe. Why simple? Because the basic recipe requires just 2 ingredients: puff pastry and sugar.
Why not to take it up a notch? I added a little bit of cinnamon for a pungent scent, orange zest for some zingy flavor and an apple for the extra crispiness and sweetness. All of these ingredients in a combination with buttery puff pastry created a lovely dessert ready to be served in 30 minutes or less.
This recipe is also quite special. My friend Jenna from A Savory Feast has recently had a baby. And to celebrate her little bundle of joy, me and a couple of my other blogging pals decided to throw her a virtual baby shower.
- 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 orange, zested
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 apple, cut into thin strips
- ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven 400 F.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar, orange zest and cinnamon. Mix well.
- On a working surface, sprinkle half of the sugar mixture.
- Lay a sheet of puff pastry on top of sugar. Sprinkle the remaining of sugar mixture on top of puff pastry.
- Using a rolling pin and applying a little pressure roll sugar into puff pastry.
- Lay apple strips all over the sheet.
- Fold in 2 opposite shorter sides of puff pastry to meet in the centre. Fold in both of the sides again.
- Carefully fold one side over the other and cut into ½ - inch thick slices.
- Place on a parchment lined baking dish and bake for 12 minutes. Then turn over to the other side and bake for another 5-6 minutes.
- Cool on a cooling rack.
Having a baby is an excellent occasion for creating beautiful and mouthwatering food. So here are all the recipes from Jenna’s virtual baby shower. Make sure to check them out.
Greek Panzanella by Winstead Wandering
Nightshade Free Antipasto Platter by I Say Nomato
Peach Streusel Coffee Cake by A Savory Feast
Cucumber Finger Sandwiches by The Speckled Palate
French Palmiers by Lavender & Macarons
Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Crostinis by A Savory Feast
Mini Summer Layered Trifle by Lauren’s Kitchen the Blog
Honey Sriracha Meatballs by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Panko, Cream Cheese and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms by A Savory Feast
Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pies by Beer Girl Cooks
Sparkling Balsamic Mocktails with Berry Ice Cubes by Feast + West
Honey Sweetened Limeaid with Blueberries by A Savory Feast